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October Excitement!

October is always an exciting time on the LHN campus! School is in full swing with Homecoming week, Friday Night Lights, and the end of the fall sports season. This October, we have a lot of things to highlight and celebrate, and it’s not even over yet!
 
October festivities began with the Volleyball Senior Night! Savannah and Claire played their hearts out this year. We are so proud of them and hope they had a blast this season. We wish them all the best as they continue to work towards that final high school goal, graduation. Thank you, girls, for being leaders on and off the court!
 
This year’s Homecoming theme was Dancing Through the Decades! If you visited LHN earlier this month, you may have noticed that the hallways were fully decorated to fit this theme. Seniors celebrated the 80’s, Juniors the 70’s, Sophomores the 60’s, and Freshmen the 50’s. Costumes were great the entire week, and the afternoon pep rallies were a blast! Seniors came out on top with the highest number of points (173), followed by the Sophomores (169), then Juniors (168), and last but never least, Freshmen (134). The court was nominated and voted on by the student body, and Friday night Eli Schoppe-Fischer was crowned King and Jackie Garcia was crowned Queen! And to top it all off, our LHN Lions Football team brought home their first WIN of this season!! Saturday night, the students gathered in the courtyard where they danced through the decades at the Homecoming dance. And then, just like that, we were onto the next week of events.
 
Just as when we thought that things were going to go back to a “normal” schedule, we had PSAT testing and our middle school Lion Preview Day! The faculty and student council students worked hard to show prospective students from our Lutheran area middle schools what it looks like and means to be an LHN Lion! The week of middle school prospective events ended with Friday Night Lights! Over 75 middle school band students came to LHN to participate in playing with our LHN band at the home football game. We enjoyed having them on the LHN campus.
 
While the third week of October was a bit quieter, many of our students were still gearing up for big events! On the horizon was the District Cross Country Meet, the TAPPS Marching Band Competition, and the Fall Drama performances.
 
This past weekend, our XC Running Lions (cross country) competed in the TAPPS District Meet at The Woodlands Christian Academy. The 9 runners, 3 girls and 6 boys, ran their hearts out for the Lions. Our boy's team placed Runner Up in TAPPS 4A District, with 3 boys ranking in the top 10 (6th, 7th, and 8th place)! Michael Campbell (F), Caleb Wenz (F), Justice Wenz (So), Christian White (So), and Will Graves (So) all beat their personal best times at the district meet. The XC Running Lions will travel to Waco next weekend for the State Meet.
 
LHN’s Drama department performed Arsenic and Old Lace this past weekend. It was a hilarious show where drama critic Mortimer (William Killinger) is the only sane member of the Brewster family. His brother, Teddy (Jackson Lehr), believes he’s President Roosevelt, and happily buries poisoned old men in the Panama Canal (cellar) after his spinster aunts, Abby and Martha (Jordan Killinger and Skylar Armstrong), put them out of their misery with arsenic-laced elderberry wine. The third (psycho maniac) brother, Jonathan (Cameron Smith), returns to the family home, accompanied by his drunk plastic surgeon friend, Dr. (Herman) Einstein (Gabrien Deutsch), and a corpse. We are proud of the cast and crew for putting on such an amazing show! We look forward to the next drama department performance, the Spring Musical. This year’s spring musical is The Wizard of Oz!
 
Yesterday, Monday, the LHN Marching Band competed in Waco at the TAPPS Marching Championship. They competed their marching show “Mission Beyond” against some amazing bands and came away on top. They received a Superior rating and took away Best in Class! We are so proud of them and wish them well at the TPSMEA Marching Band Contest this Saturday in Dallas.
 
Basketball and Soccer practices have begun, with the first boy's Soccer game, at LHN, this Thursday at 5:00 pm vs. St. John XXIII. Football is still in season, with their final home and Senior Night game on Friday, November 2nd. We look forward to the successes and strides each of these sports will make, whether their season is coming to an end of just beginning. Be sure to come out and support all of these teams!
 
Our students do an amazing job balancing extracurriculars, sports, and school work. There is always something for them to be involved in – whether they are a participant or a spectator. There are many more exciting things to come and we continue to make our way through this first semester of the 2018-2019 school year! Each and every day we can truly say that Every Day is a GREAT DAY to be a Lion!